Marjaree Mason Center Makeover

March 1, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The crew of Extreme Makeover Home Edition left the Valley over a month ago, but the spirit of volunteerism left behind is still growing.Located in a building that's nearly 100 years old, the kitchen at the Marjorie Mason Center is falling apart Cabinets are broken, shelves are torn out, the ceiling is leaking and that's just a few of the growing problems.

Brooke Ashjian is on the board of directors at the center. He said client services have always been their top priority, which is why the facility has deteriorated.

Ashjian said they've had estimates done on a new kitchen which totaled almost $277,000-dollars. But after seeing extreme makeover home edition help the Riojas family, he said businesses in the area were inspired to do the work for free.

Fixing the kitchen here is more than just for cosmetic appeal. Some clients have actually come in here and seen a place without drawers and cabinets and said that they would rather go back to an abusive environment.

Pamela Kallsen, the center's executive director said the project will help give their families a fresh start all thanks to a show that inspired an entire community

The companies involved with this project want to remain anonymous. Construction on the new kitchen will start in late march or early April.

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